~~November 13, 2014~~
Nov. 12, 1954: Ellis Island closes after admitting millions of immigrants
From 1892 to when it officially closed its doors on this day in 1954, New York’s Ellis Island processed more than 12 million immigrants coming to the U.S. At its peak in 1907, Ellis Island saw just over one million immigrants, with 11,747 people processed on April 17 of that year – the all-time daily high.
Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. The island was greatly expanded with land reclamation between 1892 and 1934. Before that, the much smaller original island was the site of Fort Gibson and later a naval magazine. The island was made part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990. Long considered part of New York, a 1998 United States Supreme Court decision found that most of the island is in New Jersey. The south side of the island, home to the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, is closed to the general public and the object of restoration efforts spearheaded by Save Ellis Island.
“As it appears in … “
Emma Lazarus’ sonnet, New Colossus
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
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~~A Virtual Voyage to Ellis Island~~
~~Uploaded on Dec 18, 2008~~
“Isle Of Hope, Isle Of Tears” by The Irish Tenors
We ALL are ONE!!